Top Hat’s classroom response system (CRS) for higher education makes it simple to manage lecture materials, administer tests and quizzes and keep on top of student performance.
Built with ease-of-use, convenience and intuitiveness in mind, the Top Hat classroom response system is a simple and effective way to keep track of everything from student attendance in class to real-time performance, as well as administer tests, quizzes and formative assessment. It promotes a more active learning environment where students feel comfortable participating and can gauge their learning throughout the year.
Use the classroom response system to administer tests, polls, quizzes, surveys and even exams during class. Students click in with their answers, which are automatically tabulated to provide instant results that can be displayed in class or accessed through the Top Hat Gradebook. Our marketplace can aid with devising short tests with things like multiple choice or word answers, making test creation simple and easy. There are also options for click-on-target questions, as well as word clouds, graphing questions for math and even videos. You can get as creative and detailed as you like, or offer simple and quick polls to get a class going, or to determine how to move it forward.
Foster student engagement, participation and an active learning environment. The classroom response system keeps students engaged and their attention focused. All students are encouraged to participate and are comfortable doing so since the results are anonymous. The results can be used to spark debates about controversial issues or ones with polarizing viewpoints, through the use of methods like think-pair-share. Or use the results as a warm up for a deeper dive discussion on a topic.
Class time becomes more about interaction, discussion and collaboration than just a professor dictating material and showing slides so students can take notes. It represents a shift in the typical classroom setup, and an opportunity for students and educators to see how the learning process evolves in real time.
In addition to presenting slides to the entire class, the slides are synced to students’ devices so they can follow along in real-time, unable to skip ahead. After class, slides xbe made available as review material so students can brush up on the concepts and be fully prepared for the next lecture and/or quiz or test. They can study on their own time as well, and have the information available, at their fingertips, at any time. You can also assign homework through the system, including not only slides, but also digital learning activities, like offline assignments that work in tandem with the in-class material. This allows for more interaction in class, and the building of a deeper connection with students.
Educators can streamline the lecture prep process by being able to manage all of their course materials in one place. This includes detailed instructional content, interactive slides, quizzes and polls, including multiple choice, word answer, numeric answer, fill-in-the-blank and more. They can keep track of assignments, and customize the system to their liking, and specific course topics. As noted, the Top Hat Marketplace also provides assistance with the creation of quizzes and polls, containing thousands of pieces of dynamic content from which to choose, including pre-populated questions on various fields of student.
A classroom response system, or CRS, is hardware and/or software that aids in teaching activities. They can be small, battery-powered handheld devices with multiple buttons that connect to a receiver or, in the case of Top Hat, a mobile device, like a smartphone, tablet, or laptop and an app.
A classroom response system can be used for administering tests, quizzes, polls, surveys and other questions to which students can tap a button to submit their answer. Results are tabulated instantly and analyzed to provide graphs, bar charts, or other materials that can be presented in class.